Transfer window: Ten Hag pushing Man Utd to beat Newcastle to Reims striker Ekitike

Incoming Manchester United boss, Erik ten Hag, is targeting Reims striker Hugo Ekitike.

Ekitike has emerged as a potential target but United could face competition from other Premier League clubs such as Arsenal and Newcastle, as well as Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich, says ESPN.

The highly-rated Frenchman, who has scored nine goals in 21 appearances for Reims in Ligue 1, will cost around £13million.

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Borussia Dortmund have also been linked with the player as Erling Haaland appears to be on his way to Manchester City.

read also:Transfer window: Chelsea upset being blocked from competing for Man City target Haaland

Newcastle had agreed a £12million deal for the French forward on deadline day in January but the transfer fell through as the player opted not to make the switch to the Premier League.

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The Magpies are expected to be busy this summer after being bought by a Saudi-backed consortium in October, with Eddie Howe thought to be prioritising a striker.

 

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